COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing Site Open at Mahaffey Theater
St. Petersburg, Fla. (July 8, 2020) – A drive-thru, community-based COVID-19 testing site is now open Tuesday through Saturday each week from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Duke Energy Center for the Arts Mahaffey Theater at 400 1st St. S.
Testing will be available for individuals regardless of symptoms. The test site is drive-thru only. Please limit passengers in the vehicle to those who are being tested, with no more than 4 people. Individuals being tested will not be permitted to exit their vehicle; please prepare by having a full tank of gas. A prescription is not required and individuals do not need to be Pinellas County residents to be tested.
Antibody testing is available from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. The antibody test is done by blood draw and checks to see whether a person has developed the antibodies to fight COVID-19. A positive test is not conclusive for a prior COVID-19 infection, as it can pick up antibodies from another coronavirus. It is important to note that even if a person has had COVID-19, there is no conclusive evidence at this time that he or she cannot become infected again.
No referral or pre-registration is required to receive the antibody test, but individuals planning to get the test are asked to complete, print, and bring this form with them to the testing site.
More information about what to expect when coming to the site can be found HERE. Any questions about the site, call 727-464-4333. For instructions after being tested, visit PinellasTesting.org.
For more information regarding COVID-19 in Florida, please visit floridahealthcovid19.gov.